Friday, June 19, 2009

Senate DHS Budget Markup

On Wednesday, June 17th, the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee held their markup hearing on the FY 2010 budget bill for DHS. According to a press release from Sen. Byrd (D,WV), the Subcommittee Chair, the version of the bill reported to the Full Committee includes $103 million for the CFATS program which includes a total increase of 168 additional full time employees over the FY 2009 number. The bill did include a one year extension of the CFATS authorization as requested by the Obama Administration.

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